E ast B ay R egional C ommunication S ystem Phase 3. An intermediate step that will bridge us to our final training phase and the soon-to-be district wide transition to the EBRCS. Training objectives. Complete Phase 3 training -carefully review all packet items -skills and quiz
EastBayRegional Communication SystemPhase 3
An intermediate step that will bridge us to our final training phase and the
district wide transition to the EBRCS
Let’s first take a look at where we’re headed
Below is the temporary block of 9 zones that we will navigate during phase 3
Notice the new Alphabetical zone names!
In the Phase 4 training process to begin later this year, we will all be working with and learning much more about this fleetmap and the protocols governing the use of each of these zones, talkgroups and channels
Grunge or corrosion to the contact points can cause an unexpected critical failure of the radio!!!
(AI) “Alpha/India” and ends with (AQ) “Alpha/Quebec”
A White piece of tape located on top of the antenna signifies that your portable radio has been properly reprogrammed with the Phase 3 changes
Channel or Talk Group
3 Sec Activate
3 Sec Reset
Side Buttons & RSM 1 Dot Button
RSM One Dot Button:-with lock off
Screen Light -short press
Screen Flip -long press
Top Side Button:
Scan On/Off -short press
Scan List Programming -long press
Scan List Add/Delete -short press
Hold for fast scroll
To Exit Scan Programming
**Conventional Channels Only**
A&B = Monitor Off
C = Monitor On
Push To Talk
Hold for fast scroll
The New Control Functions
Radio is scanning a scan list.
Priority Channel Scan
• Blinking dot = Radio detects activity on
channel designated as Priority-One.
• Steady dot = Radio detects activity on channel designated as Priority-Two.
No List will appear when the scan button is activated and the user has not set a scan list. (Scan List is Empty)
*Will not Transmit or Receive when Displayed.
The 112 x 32 pixel top monochrome display screen of your radio shows the radio status and operating conditions.
The number of bars (0 – 4) shown indicates
the charge remaining in the battery. Blinks
when the battery is low.
Received Signal Strength Indicator
The number of bars displayed represents
the received signal strength for the current
site, for trunking only. The more stripes in
the icon, the stronger the signal.
Radio is in the view or program mode.
• Blinking = Program mode
Channel is a Line-of-sight
The LED indicator shows the operational status of your radio.
Solid red – Radio is transmitting.
Blinking red – Radio is transmitting at low battery condition.
Rapidly blinking red – Radio has failed the self test upon
powering up or encountered a fatal error. Reboot the radio
Solid yellow – Channel is in use. *Conventional only
Solid green – Radio is powering up, or is on a non-priority
channel while in the Scan List Programming mode.
This feature allows you to send a data transmission, which identifies the radio sending the emergency, to the dispatcher.
1. Press and hold the preprogrammed Emergency button. 3 second old to activate/reset
The display shows EMERGENCY and the current zone or channel. A short, medium-pitched tone sounds and the LED rapidly blinks red
An invalid tone sounds if the selected channel does not support the emergency button (wildland zone) or the radio can’t reach the EBRCS system (out of range)
Questions, comments, concerns to:
You can contact a Communication Technician, your BC or a Training Captain